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Personal Qualities and Dispositions


Personal Qualities and 
yuvarlak.gif Ready to seek out variety, change and stimulation in his/her life
yuvarlak.gif Avoids safe and predictable environments
yuvarlak.gif Pushes self into uncomfortable and ambiguous situations from which s/he can learn
yuvarlak.gif Conscious that his/her own behaviour may be strange and/or difficult for others to understand or accept
yuvarlak.gif Sensitive to how his/her own communication and behaviour is interpreted by others
yuvarlak.gif Positively accepts behaviour and ideas that are very different from his/her own
yuvarlak.gif Accepting of people as they are and does not try to change them
yuvarlak.gif At ease with those who hold different views or values
yuvarlak.gif Looks for the best in others, and forgives any faux pas quickly and easily
yuvarlak.gif Willing to learn a wide range of behaviour and communication patterns
yuvarlak.gif Copies other people’s behaviour/communication in order to fit in or make others feel more comfortable
yuvarlak.gif Experiments with different ways of behaving and communicating to find those that are most acceptable and most successful
yuvarlak.gif Adapts behaviour and modifies judgements to suit the circumstances
yuvarlak.gif Guided by a well defined set of values and beliefs
yuvarlak.gif Possesses personal toughness that enables maintenance of a sense of focus in difficult situations
yuvarlak.gif Self-disciplined and self-reliant
yuvarlak.gif Can provide a clear sense of direction for self and others
yuvarlak.gif Committed and motivated
yuvarlak.gif Possesses well-developed methods for dealing with stress, such as:
 tick.gif Uses humour to relieve tension
 tick.gif Builds local support networks
 tick.gif Manages negative emotions
 tick.gif Looks for something good in what is happening
yuvarlak.gif Ready to risk making social mistakes
yuvarlak.gif Not easily embarrassed by social gaffes
yuvarlak.gif Has sufficient self-confidence to handle criticism or negative feedback
yuvarlak.gif Has optimistic outlook and bounces back quickly after setbacks